- Students will begin to develop their own creative process
- Students will learn to find inspiration from everyday objects
- Torn-out pictures (from magazines) or photos
- Stickers, leaves, fabric, glitter and other materials from the dollar store (optional)
- Glue stick
- Colors: Get started by thinking of a color you like to wear. Look everywhere for inspiration to add to your board, from photos to buttons. Use as many different shades of your color as you can find.
- Theme: Select a theme. A theme connects images together. It could be a set of objects such as “cute kittens,” or a feeling such as “joy”. Make a mood board with a theme that sends a message about your sense of style.
- Bring it together: Once you have your objects and theme, start to paste them on your cardboard or pin into a quark board. This is a great way to find your voice as an artist!
- Keep an eye out for things that remind you of your mood board color theme. Collect them over a week or so.
- Ask for a few fabric swatches the next time you are at Joann’s or another fabric store. Swatches are small pieces of fabric that stores usually give out for free.
- Tear out inspirational quotes from magazines to include in your mood board.
Activity from "How to Be a Fashion Designer" by Lesley Ware